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The drafting programs provide the basic knowledge and skills in drafting, mathematics, and related scientific and engineering areas to prepare students for employment in any of three drafting fields. Each option focuses on drafting/design methods with computer-aided drafting (CAD), as used in engineering, manufacturing and architectural industries.

Courses designed to fulfill major requirements for an Associate in Science Degree from Chaffey College are not the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a baccalaureate degree. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university in any major should consult the catalog of the appropriate transfer institution and a Chaffey College counselor to develop a preferred plan of study.

Each program focuses on the skills necessary to be successful and gain employment in related fields. Computer aided drafting (CAD) will be used to complete the required work in most of the classes.

Courses designed to fulfill major requirements for an Associate in Science Degree from Chaffey College are not the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a baccalaureate degree. Students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university in any major should consult the catalog of the appropriate transfer institution and a Chaffey College counselor to develop a preferred plan of study.

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Drafting Technician: Mechanical

The mechanical drafting technician program provides the fundamental knowledge and skills in CAD modeling and drafting. The curriculum is designed for students seeking employment in the following fields: mechanical design, manufacturing, aerospace, civil, structural steel, technical illustration, tool design, piping, sheet metal layout, and other related industries.

The mechanical drafting technician program includes basic 2D CAD using AutoCAD, feature based solid modeling, design and drafting using SolidWorks and a course in manufacturing principles including CNC programming using MasterCAM. This curriculum prepares students for employment as entry level CAD operators, draftsmen, designers in all of the fields listed above.

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Drafting Technician: Architectural

The architectural drafting technician curriculum prepares students for employment as entry level architectural drafting aids, building designer of residences, detailer, designer, and CAD operators. Graduates of the program may find work in offices of architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, and other related industries.

The architectural drafting technician students enroll in math, physics, physical science, art and technical drafting, of which two semesters are devoted to residential planning, perspective, and 3-D model construction. The skills and knowledge gained in this program prepare qualified students for work in offices of architects, structural and mechanical engineers, and related industries, as engineering aides or technicians.

 CAD/CAM Operator Certificate

This is a ‘mini-certificate’ that gives students an intermediate goal to achieve and a tool to help get entry level employment. The Computer-Aided Drafting/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) certificate shows that students have learned to operate current industry-standard software most commonly used in mechanical design and manufacturing. This includes 2D AuoCAD and 3D modeling/drafting using SolidWorks, as well as using models designed in these programs as the basis for CNC tool-path generation for part fabrication using MasterCAM. Students will also have a fundamental understanding of drafting practices and standards and material removal manufacturing processes.




 

 

 

Fall 2017 Course Offerings
For specific software applications:

  • AutoCAD 2D Drafting take DRAFT 20
  • REVIT 3D Architecture Design take DRAFT 50-51
  • SolidWorks 3D feature based parametric solid modeling take EGTECH 10 or DRAFT 21

For more information or if you have problems registering
contact Professor Stu Egli at stuart.egli@chaffey.edu

 


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